Four Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy players have been invited to the 2019 AFLW Draft Combine. Lily Postlethwaite, Belle Dawes, Tarni White and Tahlia Hickie will have the opportunity to show Lions recruiters why the deserve a spot on the Lions list in 2019. All four played at least one game for the Lions in their QW Winter Series win over the Gold Coast SUNS.
The Combine will test players skills, agility and strength through a series of tests including the 20-metre sprint and vertical jump, along with goal kicking and marking tests.
AFL Head of Women's Football Nicole Livingstone said the Draft Combine is the final chance players will get to showcase their skills before the 2019 NAB AFLW Draft.
"The Draft Combine will see the country's best young female talent showcase their skills on and off the field in front of AFLW club recruiters," Ms. Livingstone said
"Following a successful 2019 NAB AFLW Under-18 Championships, Club recruiters will get their final chance to assess on-field skills as well as conducting one-on-one interviews with players throughout the week."
The 2019 NAB AFLW Draft Combine will move from Marvel Stadium for the first time, with the new venue to be confirmed by the end of August.
The NAB AFLW Draft Combine is part of the NAB AFL Women’s Rising Stars Program, which supports grassroots players and football communities and helps young Australians fulfil their dream of playing in the AFLW.